Millburn Township is a beautiful residential community located in the southwest corner of Essex County. The Township is easy to reach via the midtown direct line of NJ Transit, the Garden State Parkway, NJ Turnpike, and is also convenient to Routes 24 and 78.
Millburn Township has an excellent school system. New Jersey Magazine has ranked the Millburn Township school system among the top 3 school districts in the state. In addition, Township schools also receive a national ranking as having one of the most academically challenging high schools in the country, offering many advance placement courses to students who excel in those classes.
The Township offers a wide variety of recreation programs, including a Community Pool and a Par 3 Golf Course, making the community appealing for families. In addition, Millburn Township has many fine restaurants, a movie theater, the Hilton Short Hills, rated by AAA as a Five Diamond Hotel, and a wide variety of cultural events, including the renowned Paper Mill Playhouse and the Cora Hartshorn Arboretum and Bird Sanctuary.
Millburn Township is unique in that it offers upscale, high-end, fifth avenue shopping along with quaint small town shopping of a traditional downtown. The Mall at Short Hills, located on the western side of the Township, is a beautiful regional shopping center in which many fine shops and stores are located. The downtown and local shopping areas offer a variety of unique specialty shops, service-based businesses, and professional offices.
The present population of the Millburn-Short Hills area is approximately 19,735. Millburn Township is a full-service community where most residents live in single family homes. Millburn is comprised of the historic Wyoming district, and South Mountain and Millburn Center areas. Short Hills contains the sections of Knollwood, Glenwood, Brookhaven, Country Club, Merrywood, Deerfield-Crossroads, Mountaintop, White Oak Ridge, and Old Short Hills Estates.
Official Millburn website.
Millburn Township is served by two New Jersey Transit railroad stations along the Morristown Line: the Millburn station, located at the intersection of Essex Avenue and Lackawanna Place near the Millburn Free Public Library, and the Short Hills station, located near The Crescent Street between Hobart Avenue and Chatham Road. The latter station is also the site of the Millburn-Short Hills Historical Society museum.
In addition, New Jersey Transit operates multiple bus lines along Millburn and Essex Avenues, including the 70 route] that stops at the Millburn RR station on a route between Newark and Livingston. The MCM3 Morris County Metro local route also serves the community.
NJ Transit website
The Millburn Township Public Schools serve students in prekindergarten through twelfth grade. Schools in the district (with 2005-06 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics) are five K-5 elementary schools — Deerfield Elementary School (522 students), Glenwood Elementary School (448), Hartshorn Elementary School (569), South Mountain Elementary School (353) and Wyoming Elementary School (328) — Millburn Middle School for sixth through eighth grade (1,070) and Millburn High School for grades 9-12 (1,283).
During the 2007-08 school year, Millburn High School was recognized with the Blue Ribbon School Award of Excellence by the United States Department of Education, the highest award an American school can receive. It was also named as one of the Top 100 High Schools in U.S. News and World Report's first ever ranking of U.S. high schools. It was also ranked as Number 148 in Newsweek Magazine's listing of "America's Best High Schools" in the August 5, 2005 issue. The ranking was solely based on the number of AP exams taken by the students at the school in the past year divided by the number of graduating seniors. 96.6% of the class of 2006 were planning to attend a four-year college, or other post-secondary education.
New Jersey Monthly magazine consistently ranks Millburn High School in the best high schools in New Jersey.
Far Brook School is a private, nonsectarian coeducational day school located in the Short Hills section of Millburn, serving students in nursery through eighth grade, with a total enrollment of 197 students. The Pingry School's Lower School (K-6) campus is located in Short Hills. St. Rose of Lima School is a Catholic school with 260 students in PreK-3 to 8th grade, operating under the auspices of the Archdiocese of Newark.